PM Modi expresses grief over demise of TCS founder Fakir Chand Kohli
PM Modi expresses grief over demise of TCS founder Fakir Chand Kohli

New Delhi: Fakir Chand Kohli, veteran manager and leader who gave a new status to the information technology industry, has passed away. He said goodbye to the world on Thursday at the age of 96. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and many industry personalities have expressed their grief over his death. Fakir Chand Kohli was a veteran of the 190 billion dollar information technology industry in India.


On his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Shri FC Kohli Ji will be remembered for his pioneering contributions to the world of IT. He was at the forefront of institutionalising a culture of innovation and excellence in the tech industry. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and many admirers." Fakir Chand Kohli was the founding CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country's top information technology company.

He was born in Peshawar in 1924 and later studied in Lahore. He has also been awarded the 'Padma Bhushan', the third-highest civilian honour in the country. Not only this but former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has called Fakir Chand Kohli to be 'Bhishma Pitamah' of the Indian software industry. Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh tweeted on the death of Fakir Chand Kohli, wrote, 'F.C. Kohli, the Bhishmapitamaha of the Indian software industry and the founder-builder of TCS, has just passed away. It was always an education to talk to him. He has left behind a fantastic legacy. ' In this way, he also expressed grief.

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